Manchester United will almost certainly advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League this season after winning a landslide victory over LASK in the first-16 first leg.
As is known, Manchester United travel to the LASK headquarters on Friday morning WIB (13/03). In the match, the Red Devils won with a landslide score of 5-0.
After the match, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was very happy. He was impressed with the goals created by his players in the match in Austria earlier.
“If you look at all those goals, you can say that those goals are high quality goals,” Solskjaer told MUTV.
Especially the first goal created by Odion Ighalo. In replays, the goal scored by the Nigerian was indeed pretty.
“The first goal created by Odion, you can see there are a number of very good touches.
Furthermore, the manager claimed to be happy with the fact that Daniel James had returned to appearing brilliantly and according to him had felt more confident.
“I also feel happy to see Daniel James, who again performed beautifully and began to find confidence,” he said.
Praise was also given to the goals of Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andreas Perreira. In essence, Solskjaer is happy with how his players performed in the match. In fact, the Norwegian manager claims that Manchester United should have scored more goals.
“All our goals are really high quality today and we should be able to create more goals.” he said.
This is clearly an important victory for Manchester United. They almost certainly qualify for the quarter-finals. Because the second leg will be held at Old Trafford, where Manchester United only need a draw to qualify for the last eight.
In fact, even if they lose by a four-goal margin, they still qualify for the quarter-finals. But it looks like we will not see scenes like that in the second leg later.
Now, Manchester United can continue to focus on the next match. They will face a tougher opponent, Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League continued this weekend.